Friday, 5 June 2009

Tomatoes and Strawberries

I have strawberries on their way :) I am not sure how many I will get this year but they seem healthy enough. I guess I had better get some netting over them PDQ before the birds get them! My tomato plants seem to be much smaller than everybody else's but I think I know why now. I left it quite a while until I planted them on into their final pots. I have a feeling they need to spread their roots a bit until I see vertical growth again. They seem to be getting going again now so fingers crossed.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Turned out nice again

Lovely weather again today. Ended up sitting out yesterday when a friend called and decided to stay overnight. Opened some wine and Linda made a fabulous corned beef hash! All finished off with blueberry cheesecake. It is nice to 'blow out' occasionally but it just means I have to thin out the carrots today instead :)

Friday, 22 May 2009

Cucumbers and Macs

Interesting day today. Popped into Lidl and got some nice looking cucumber plants. They were in very good nick and well watered too :) The Mac has been moved to my shack and now I am waiting for the new monitor to arrive which will be midweek next week. I am really looking forward to that as it is a 23 inch widescreen Samsung that actually is widescreen format so should be great for movies etc :)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Lovely day

Wow, what a lovely day today! I got mucho stuff done in the greenhouses and there was still plenty of time to enjoy a bottle of wine :) On the Mac front, I still have problems on bootup with video. Very odd, everything else seems to work! I ordered a 23" Samsung monitor today so we will see what happens with that!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Time in the greenhouses

For a while it was sunny and warm today which gave me a chance to start sorting out the greenhouses. I got the strawberry plants outside in their new home and everything moved around ready for the summer. We are already using our own salad leaves, rocket etc and the tomatoes are coming on nicely :)

Guitars and Garageband

I fitted my Line6 GuitarPort to the Mac today and after a bit of fiddling with the sound, have my guitar working through the Mac. What a great piece of software. I can't wait to get practising and playing with loops etc.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

More Mac Fun and LNB's

After my usual morning walk (about 3.5 miles) I arrived back at the ranch to find the new LNB had arrived. We had bought another Freesat box for the bedroom and I needed a multiway LNB. What we got in the end was a quad LNB from Amazon for £5!! Amazing value. It took 5 minutes to fit and another 30 minutes to run the cable. Job done. After that I spent more time with the new Mac, starting to reorganise my music collection. Things are coming on apace and I am really starting to get used to the Apple way :)